Queensland

Apr27

Gay candidate to vie for Bob Katter’s seat

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 27 April 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Gay candidate to vie for Bob Katter’s seat

An openly gay candidate has put up his hand to go into battle against the leader of Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) for the Queensland seat of Kennedy. KAP leader Bob Katter has held the seat since 1993.

Apr04

Queensland same-sex couples holding out for marriage

POSTED ON // Monday, 04 April 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Queensland same-sex couples holding out for marriage

The Queensland government restored civil partnership ceremonies last month but so far only one couple has registered to hold an official ceremony.

Feb09

Gold Coast police officer forced to apologise for homophobic remarks

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 09 February 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Gold Coast police officer forced to apologise for homophobic remarks

A senior sergeant stationed at Coolangatta police has been forced to make a formal apology after a junior police office complained to the Anti- Discrimination Commission alleging discrimination and vilification.

Feb03

Labor MP Terri Butler to push for same-sex marriage vote

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 03 February 2016 Written by // Glen Morét

Labor MP Terri Butler to push for same-sex marriage vote

Labor MP Terri Butler has flagged she will make a move on same-sex marriage ahead of the planned plebiscite after the election.

Nov24

Queensland Libs to get free vote on civil unions

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 24 November 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Queensland Libs to get free vote on civil unions

Queensland Liberal National Party leader Lawrence Springborg has confirmed he will give his MPs a free vote when the issue of civil unions is debated in parliament next week.

Nov05

Queensland Anglicans and Baptists back return of civil partnerships

POSTED ON // Thursday, 05 November 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Queensland Anglicans and Baptists back return of civil partnerships

The Queensland government’s plan to reinstate civil partnerships for gay and straight couples has been backed by members of both the Anglican and Baptist Church.

Oct01

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED: Win a double pass to Thank You For Being a Friend

POSTED ON // Thursday, 01 October 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED: Win a double pass to Thank You For Being a Friend

Prepare for an evening of laughter, spectacular put-downs and familiar friends as Miami's four favourite Golden Girls - Dorothy, Sophia, Rose and Blanche - reunite in puppet-form for this lovingly hilarious live tribute show, Thank You For Being A Friend.

Aug13

Teresa Gambaro is the next Liberal MP to vow to cross the floor for gay marriage

POSTED ON // Thursday, 13 August 2015 Written by // Reg Domingo

Teresa Gambaro is the next Liberal MP to vow to cross the floor for gay marriage

A third Liberal MP – Queenslander Teresa Gambaro – has signalled they will cross the floor in support of same-sex marriage.

Jun18

Queensland MP faces backlash after describing homosexuality as a choice

POSTED ON // Thursday, 18 June 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Queensland MP faces backlash after describing homosexuality as a choice

Liberal National Party MP Mark Robinson has faced a backlash from LGBTI activists after labelling homosexuality as a choice and suggesting children would prefer a mother and father to same-sex parents if given a choice.

Mar09

Mardi Gras goes Troppo: Cairns Tropical Pride, name and date change

POSTED ON // Monday, 09 March 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

Mardi Gras goes Troppo: Cairns Tropical Pride, name and date change

Cairns Tropical Pride festival is set for a name change and a new date in 2015. Organisers have announced the annual pride festival will now be staged in October and will henceforth be known as Tropical Mardi Gras.